Sean Creagh calls out Matt Wilton – “I think it’s about time he steps it up”

Sean Creagh [4(2)-1(1)] makes his return from injury at the end of this month, and the Tallaght light welter wants to jump into a big fight just two weeks afterwards.

‘Creaghzy Horse’ returns to the ring on May 27th at the National Stadium on the ‘Celtic Clash 2’ bill in what will be a comeback four rounder, and he wants to build on this in Belfast on the big Sky Sports card.

Creagh is calling for a fight with Belfast welterweight Matt Wilton [15(3)-0], who has been announced for the Ryan Burnett v Lee Haskins undercard, arguing that it’s time ‘Speedy’ stepped up a level.

The Killinarden native told Irish-Boxing.com that “I’d love that Wilton fight, straight in after I do a job on May 27th.”

“Let’s get it on, no bullshit, let’s fight.”

The proximity of the two dates are no issue for the fitness fanatic, indeed he would welcome it.

Creagh explained that “I’m training all the time, I’d enjoy that, fighting twice in two weeks.”

“The work us fighters put in, we don’t get to fight enough, so I’d love it.”

The Dubliner doesn’t have anything personal against Wilton, however he has something of a professional problem with the East Belfast man.

While Creagh jumped into a massive all-Irish BUI Celtic title clash with Tyrone McKenna in his fifth fight, Wilton has yet to have a big test after fifteen contests, instead building slowly and honing his skills ahead of a domestic title charge this year.

Creagh stated that “I’ve nothing bad to say about him, its a good fight,” but would point out that, in his opinion, Wilton “hasn’t fought anyone in them fights. I think it’s about time he steps it up.”

“I can’t pronounce half the names on his record! Who has he fought?”

“I’ve seen him fight once or twice, he comes to fight. Our styles would gel well I think.”

“But it’s a win for me for sure. Dublin-Belfast derby again, I loved the last one and this one will be a Dublin win for sure.”

“I really would love it if I beat him”

The May 27th card, the biggest in Irish boxing history, also features Eric Donovan, Jake Hanney, Stephen Carroll, Jay Byrne, Gerard Whitehouse, Rohan Date, Allan Phelan, Vladimir Belujsky, Carl McDonald, Lynn Harvey, John Joyce, Liam Gaynor, Regan Buckley, Johnny Corcoran, and Keane McMahon – with more to be announced.

Tickets for ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ are priced at €15 (Under 15s), €30, €40, €45, and €55 (Premium), and are available from the boxers involved.

The undercard of the Burnett-Haskins bill on June 10th currently features Feargal McCrory, Tyrone McCullagh, Padraig McCrory, Paul Hyland Jr, James Tennyson, Sean Magee, and Paddy Gallagher.

Tickets cost £30, £40, £60, £100, and £150 (VIP), and can be bought from the boxers involved or HERE.

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